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How is possible to do a "Paste Inside" where are selected more than one shape?

So having the same copied and paste item show inside different shape.

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IMHO it just pastes inside the first shape of a multiple shape selection and not individually/explicitly to all selected items. Also the pasted object referenced (the pasted in obj) is indicated to be the initial one itself.


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Hi smg,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
I don't know for what you are using this so some methods may be more appropriate than others. One of the ways you can use to solve this (if applicable) is adding the shapes (so they become one) before pasting whatever you want inside them. So for example if you want to paste something inside two independent ellipses/shapes, select both then go to menu Layer ▸ Geometry ▸ Add to turn them into a single object. You can then paste whatever you want inside it.

Another method is to position the object you want to paste inside over the two (or more objects) on the canvas then go to menu Edit ▸ Cut to remove it and copy it to the clipboard then select each of the objects individually and go to menu Edit ▸ Paste Inside to paste the object inside of each one - Affinity will respect the original position of the object you cutter when pasting inside the objects individually.

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If you want to paste a bitmap, use the fill tool, and choose bitmap. Then save the object as a style, and it can be applied top any number of other objects 


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14 hours ago, MEB said:

Layer ▸ Geometry ▸ Add

Thank you for the this suggestion, was the solution I am looking for. 

To solve the the problems I have used the second way you have posted, but in my case was a big job due to the high number of shape involved.

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